PERS-Related Legislation

PERS tracks related legislation on this page during each session of the Mississippi Legislature. You may also use the tool at the right to view PERS-related legislation from past years.

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How a Bill Becomes a Law

PERS law can be found in Miss. Code Ann. § 25-11 (1972, as amended)​

Legislation Archive

This is an archive of recent PERS Legislative Summaries. Use the following drop-box menu to locate and view a PDF summary of PERS-related legislation for the selected year. The PDF summary will open in a new browser tab.


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Pending - 2019 Legislative Session ​


There is no more pending legislation for this session.


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Passed - 2019 Legislative Session


House Bill 761 - Bell

Prohibits PERS and the State Treasurer from investing with companies that boycott Israel.

Referred to Appropriations, January 17

Committee Substitute Passed House Appropriations, February 5

Amended on the House floor and passed the House, February 13

Referred to Senate Finance, February 27

Passed Senate Finance, March 5

Passed the Senate, March 6

Returned for Enrolling, March 7

Enrolled Bill Signed in House, March 8

Enrolled Bill Signed in Senate, March 11

Approved by Governor, March 15


House Bill 1618 - Read​

PERS' budget bill.

Referred to House Appropriations, February 18

Title Suff Do Pass, February 19

Passed House, February 19

Transmitted to Senate, February 20

Referred to Senate Appropriations, February 20

Title Suff Do Pass as Amended, March 13

Amended, March 14

Passed as Amended, March 14

Returned to House for Concurrence, March 18

Decline from House to Concur/Invite Conferees, March 19

Conferees Named House-Read, Huddleston, Massengill, March 21

Conferees Named Senate-Clarke, Burton, Hill, March 22

Conference Report Filed Senate, March 26

Conference Report Filed House, March 26

Conference Report Adopted House, March 27

Conference Report Adopted Senate, March 28

Enrolled Bill Signed House, April 2

Enrolled Bill Signed Senate, April 2

Approved by Governor April 16



 

​Dead - 2019 Legislative Session

House Bill 3 - Paden

Allows teachers with at least 25 years of service credit who are retired for one full year to be reemployed and continue receiving retirement benefits.

Referred to Education, January 11

Died in Committee, February 5


House Bill 30 - Banks

County board and city attorneys would become members of PERS, regardless of the number of hours/week worked.

Referred to Appropriations, January 11

Died in Committee, February 5


House Bill 34 - Hughes

Allows retired PERS members to receive a retirement allowance while serving as a member of the state Legislature.

Referred to Appropriations, January 11

Died in Committee, February 5


House Bill 92 - Boyd​

No retiree shall receive allowance from PERS while under contract with a state agency as a consultant or advisor if the services 1) are not an integral part of the agency's work and are not typically performed by a regular employee and/or 2) were previously performed by the person as an employee of the agency or by another employee of the agency. 

Referred to Appropriations, January 11

Died in Committee, February 5


House Bill 258 - Clark

Allows PERS retirees to teach in critical needs areas and work full time while receiving full salary for three years.

Referred to Appropriations, January 14 

Died in Committee, February 5


House Bill 381 - Sullivan

Allows PERS retirees to hold elected office and receive PERS benefits.

Referred to Appropriations, January 14

Died in Committee, February 5


House Bill 457 - Hughes

Allows retired educators to continue receiving benefits while serving in the Legislature.

Referred to Appropriations and Education, January 14

Died in Committee, February 5


House Bill 786 - Hopkins

Allows teachers with at least 25 years of service credit who are retired for one full year to be reemployed and continue receiving retirement benefits.

Referred to Appropriations, January 21

Died in Committee, February 5


House Bill 818 - Lamar

Allows vested members of PERS to purchase creditable service for service with non-PERS employers.

Referred to Appropriations, January 21

Died in Committee, February 5


House Bill 883
 - Rushing

PERS members who are convicted of job-related felonies shall be terminated from the System.

Referred to Appropriations, January 21

Died in Committee, February 5


House Bill 886 - Banks

Allows PERS retirees to receive benefit while serving in the Legislature.

Referred to Appropriations, January 21

Died in Committee, February 5


House Bill 906 - Holland

Beneficiaries of deceased members would not be required to provide birth certificates to receive PERS survivor benefits.

Referred to Appropriations, January 21

Died in Committee, February 5


House Bill 924 - Weathersby

Authorizes PERS retirees holding county or municipal elected office to recieve up to 50 percent of average compensation.

Referred to Appropriations, January 21

Died in Committee, February 5


House Bill 1097 Haney​

Persons convicted of certain felonies shall forfeit benefits from PERS, SLRP, and MHSPRS.

Referred to Appropriations, January 21

Died in Committee, February 5


House Bill 1158 Smith​

Increase annual salary and delete prohibition on PERS membership for school board members.

Referred to Education; Appropriations, January 21

Died in Committee, February 5


House Bill 1349 Busby​

Allows teachers with at least 25 years of service credit who are retired for one full year to be reemployed and continue receiving retirement benefits. 

Referred to Education, January 21

Committee Substitute passed House Education Committee, January 31​

Died on C​​​​alendar, February 14


House Bill 1369 
Denton​

Elected officials convicted of certain felonies shall have retirement benefits suspended until full restitution has been made.

Referred to Appropriations, January 21

Died in Committee, February 5


House Bill 1382 Denton​

Elected officials convicted of certain felonies shall have retirement benefits suspended until full restitution has been made.

Referred to Appropriations, January 21​

Died in Committee, February 5


House Bill 1395 Sanford​

Authorizes certain retired teachers to be employed full time and continue receiving retirement allowance.

Referred to Education; Appropriations, January 21​​

Died in Committee, February 5


House Bill 1438 Evans

New legislatures are not members in the Supplemental Legislative Retirement Plan (SLRP) and current members do not earn additional credit in SLRP.

Referred to Appropriations, January 21​​​

Died in Committee, February 5


House Bill 1503 Evans​

Allow retired PERS members to receive a retirement allowance while serving as a member of the Legislature.

Referred to Appropriations, January 21​​​

Died in Committee, February 5


Senate Bill 2072 - Jolly​

Allows PERS retirees to receive a retirement allowance while serving as a member of the Legislature. 

Referred to Senate Finance, January 8​

Died in Committee, February 5


Senate Bill 2245 - Hill​

Provides that PERS and SLRP retirees who are convicted of embezzlement or other unlawful conversion of public funds have their benefits garnished.

Referred to Finance, January 15

Died in Committee, February 5


Senate Bill 2540 - Doty​

Authorizes certain retired teachers to be employed full time and continue receiving retirement allowance.

Referred to Finance, January 21

Died in Committee, February 5


Senate Bill 2565 - Norwood

Authorizes certain retired teachers to be employed full time and continue receiving retirement allowance.

Referred to Education; Finance, January 21

Died in Committee, February 5


Senate Bill 2601 - Fillingane

Allows certain retired law enforcement officers to be employed by public school districts and receive retirement benefits.

Referred to Finance, January 21

Died in Committee, February 5


Senate Bill 2626 - Clarke

Authorizes participant of the Optional Retirement Plan to join PERS under certain circumstances.

Referred to Finance, January 21

Died in Committee, February 5


Senate Bill 2884​ - Norwood

Allows PERS retirees to receive retirement allowance while serving as member of the Legislature.

Referred to Finance, January 21

Died in Committee, February 5